Skip to comments.Over 65,000 Gather for Glenn Beck Event
Posted on 07/29/2012 10:12:04 AM PDT by Gabrial
ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM)- More than 65,000 people filled Cowboys Stadium to see one of the most polarizing figures in America: Glenn Beck.
Thousands of Beck supporters traveled from various states to hear his message.
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“one of the most polarizing figures in America: Glenn Beck”
Hey affirmative action’d “reporter” Solis:
Is Domingo Garcia “polarizing”? How about John Wiley Price?
Obama? The Clintons? George Lopez? The Mayor of LA? Eddie B. Johnson?
Just curious if you’d use the same derogatory term if DFW was unlucky enough to have these speaking in town?
You're way off the CBS script.
I wanted to go but we just drove cross country to move back to Arizona in early June. We were hoping the timing of our house sale in NC would coincide with his rally. But it sold too early (I’ll take that though!)
Like him or loath him, Beck can pull an audience and deliver a strong message.
I am glad that so many GOP leaders including Mittens are equally good. /sarc
Kudos patriot Gabrial.
Yes, those insignificant gatherings of the dying breed of Tea Partiers and other freedom loving Americans are really bummers, aren’t they? /s
Hey affirmative actiond reporter Solis:
Is Domingo Garcia polarizing? How about John Wiley Price?
Obama? The Clintons? George Lopez? The Mayor of LA? Eddie B. Johnson?”
You nailed it. In Obamastan if you 1) are religious and 2) love America, they would have you believe you are “polarizing”. If you reject Christian values and hate America, they would have you believe you are mainstream as defined by our current “leadership”.
And yes, they are 100% wrong!
I can translate biased reporter-speak.
polarizing = dynamic
controversial = doesn’t have to lie to make sense.
right wing = non-marxist
tea party = those who do not voluntarily send all the money to Obama because he knows better how to spend it.
“You’re way off the CBS script.”
You have that right. There was nothing “polarizing” about last night. Just Americans celebrating America. And how the left hates that.
It’s weird that we’ve never heard SeeBS refer to Barry the Kenyan Guy as being “one of the most polarizing figures in America”. Barry is probably THE most polarizing figure in American history!
“I wanted to go but we just drove cross country to move back to Arizona in early June.”
Sorry to hear that, it was spectacular. I don’t know this for sure, but someone stated you can watch the whole thing for free if you sign up for free GBTV 2 week trial and then cancel after you watch it. They had production quality cameras filming the entire event so I bet the video is pretty good.
“Like him or loath him, Beck can pull an audience and deliver a strong message.”
I had not paid much attention to him before and went kind of on a whim because a friend told me he was going and it only cost $10. One of the interesting things was he never mentioned the name of a single politician in any of his speeches. Not a one.
Glad you got to attend the event. Bet it was great.
What were some of the ‘priceless’ historical documents or artifacts that Beck was trumpeting on his radio show?
Unfortunately, Beck is not a Christian. He believes that God was once a man, had physical sex with Mary, that Jesus and Lucifer are "spirit brothers" and that he will be a god someday with his own planet populated by people who will worship him. He also believes that Joseph Smith will be sitting alongside Jesus on Judgement Day.
My co-author and I were there as well, at our booth for our updated book Pursuing Liberty, and for the closing events last night.
I loved how Beck had all of those “show and tell” items, concrete proof of our nation’s proud history. And I loved the use of a rock band, a gospel choir, and a chamber orchestra for all styles of music.
And best of all, not a “fellow traveler” in the bunch.
You are most welcome. Another interesting thing I noticed were all the different tee shirts people were wearing. There were a lot of “Restoring Love” tee shirts, but then a huge variety of other organizations represented. There were tee shirts from churches, synagogues, motorcycle clubs, branches of the the military, private schools, Tea Party groups, other conservative groups, etc., and they were from all over the country. I met some folks from Kansas and Missouri and even a family that had come from India! This was not a homogeneous group. A real cross section of America and other countries.
Even though Obama likely had more to do with filling Cowboys Stadium last night than Glenn Beck did, there really was no direct verbal attack on Obama. Beck's speech covered a lot of ground, but the core of it was his opinion on how we should act as Americans. Especially how we should preserve the inheritance we have received from our forebears. Of course, this is what Obama wants to destroy; proving your point of Obama being the most polarizing figure in American history.
A sister of the Liberty Bell cast by the same company and at the same time as the original (without the crack though)
The first copy made from the original Declaration of Independence
A blood-soaked timber support from a surgeon's table at the battle of Valley Forge
A desk used by Abraham Lincoln
Dwight Eisenhower's battle helmet (with 5 stars) from WW II
Babe Ruth's suitcase
A Honus Wagner baseball card
A letter from Ronald Reagan asking his daughter Patty to contact him (she never did)
Don’t forget one of eight remaining Bibles printed by the US Congress after we won our Independence.
Well, he had Abraham Lincoln's actual desk. There were always guards around that. He had a plank of wood that was from an operating table at Valley Forge stained with the blood of many Patriots. There was a tree stump from the Civil War that had a cannon ball and musket shot embedded in it. There was a painting never before seen in public of George Washington praying. There was a full size replica of the Liberty Bell. A copy of the Declaration of Independence. A sign that was carried by Martin Luther King. The helmet that General Eisenhower wore on D-Day. The most expensive baseball card in the world. Babe Ruth's suitcase he used when traveling. There was some other stuff, but these were the items I remember off the cuff.
For those who went, would you please write a little bit on the people you might have run into or a conversation you had about what people did this weekend?
For those of us who didn’t go.....
I noticed this too. I think patriotism to them is like garlic to a vampire. They just can't take it. It was also interesting the stadium was left cleaner than when event started.
I had forgot about the book signings. I saw quite a few people walking around with an armload of books.
I hope you did well!
Or you can watch the whole thing in high-def by signing up for a two-week free trial at GBTV. You can cancel immediately after watching, so it doesn't cost a ¢,
Adding to the thorough list of artifacts others have given, I also recall there was a handwritten letter by Abraham Lincoln containing points of logic and argument against slavery written very early in his career.
To elaborate about the paintings on stage, Arnold Fribergs famous painting of George Washington, The Prayer at Valley Forge, was there displayed together with a color study of the same painting used by the artist which had never before been seen in public.
It was a wonderful presentation.
that’s totally understandable. it’s been a very long time since anything remotely interesting happened in cowboy stadium.
Let's see. I met a family from Kansas that drove down to help with the food drive. It was quite successful and they filled 11 semi trucks with food to be sent to food pantries in 11 different cities. They were very pumped and said it was the largest food drive they had seen. They were Baptists and young. They had three cute girls all under 12 years of age. They got a book signed by Sarah Palin and showed it to me.
I met another couple from Saint Louis that had come down to help repair churches in the area. They had worked in 100 plus degree heat and were a bit toasted and sunburned. They were Methodists. They did not want to leave and were kind of hanging around after the event on Saturday ended. They were complaining the organizers sold out of tee shirts as they wanted to take some back for friends.
I also met a large Marine that was from Dallas and attending alone. He was a Glenn Beck fan and a Tea Party guy. He had been to a Tea Party at Dallas City Hall a while back and had good things to say about it. He loved it when they played the Battle Hymn of the Republic. I am glad he is on our side. His arms were bigger than my legs.
I found it interesting at the Cowboy Stadium Event last night they patted down every attendee going in, but they were not looking for guns or knives (I am 100% sure of that!). All the pat down people were citizen volunteers. The type of pat down they were doing made me believe they were looking for explosive vests worn under clothing.
There were also some private movie showings at a venue in Hurst, Texas, but I don't know much about that. There was a large event at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, but I missed that.
Beck is sometimes insufferable and overly dramatic, but I for one think he is sincere.
Your critique on the otherhand sounded simply Mormon-hate.
A question I sometimes ask both myself and others, is would you rather your neighbor be a Mormon or one of the freeloading America haters. The answer is most easy for most of us.
LOL - I had not been to the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington until last night. I got to see the whole stadium without having to dish out a few hundred bucks for a game! It costs me $10 plus gas and even the parking was free!
IMHO, the stadium is an engineering marvel. What impressed me most was the air conditioning. It was 103 degrees outside and when you walk through the doors you hit 75 degree air - and this is a stadium with a total capacity of 110,000 people. The exo-skeleton design is quite something. The acoustics are not real good, but I don't think anything can fix that due to the shape of the arena and the sheer mass of the glass finish out. It still had that new car smell and a very modern look to it.
Cool. Thanks! I appreciate it.
I hope people who went get to buy T-Shirts of the event like the ones that sold out. Or the other things. Having those things would help defray some of the other costs.
I didn’t know about the baseball card thing, but I watched Beck’s speech. I liked it.
Was the music really as good as I’ve read it was?
Did you get to see the video flooring? That was quite a bit of FX. I was amazed.
I was next door at the Ballpark, I was wondering what all the cars at Cowboys Stadium were for.
There’s a reason it’s called “The Death Star.”
Yes, I thought so. They had one teeny snafu when they failed to turn a singer's mike on, but that was just for a few seconds.
“Did you get to see the video flooring?”
No, I was at eye level to the stage. They put it on the big screen a couple of times and quite frankly I did not know what I was looking at until you mentioned it!
The title has been changed at the link to “Thousands Gather For Beck Event”. I’m not sure what it was when you posted. The occupation media just does not like to report the real numbers when it is about conservatives.
I think that was me.
“Thousands” could mean 2,000 and pissed me off. Should have inserted “My Title” but forgot.
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